You’d think that with a name like “Lucky,” this poor pooch would’ve been spared such an ordeal.
But nature doesn’t really care if you’re lucky; sometimes, nature just has to rage.
And when floodwaters came charging into Lucky the Labrador’s life, he was left stranded and abandoned, with nowhere to turn.
When the flood hit, Lucky’s owners quickly ran, leaving the unfortunate pooch behind. Talk about cruel!
And with nobody to care for him, poor Lucky watched as the waters rose higher and higher…
Before long, it became apparent that the very house in which Lucky was stranded could soon be washed away.
All the despairing pup could do was bark for all he was worth, in the desperate hope that somebody would hear him.
Well, blessedly, someone did!
Alex Scroggins was helping his mother and sister save their belongings from the flood, and that’s when he heard Lucky’s cries for help.
Alex noticed that Lucky appeared to be on his own, as the owners were nowhere to be seen. And he knew he had to do something quickly!
But it wouldn’t be easy. The waters were still rising, so Alex rushed over to see if he could calm poor Lucky. As he told The Dodo:
“I approached him, and he was skittish at first, since his owner had left him high and dry.
After I put my hand out and let him get used to me, he calmed down and I pet him.
We scooped him up and took him to safety on the boat.“
It was a very good thing they could wrangle a boat to help! There was already a sofa on it, but there was just enough room for a pet crate.
And in Lucky went, happy to be rescued in the nick of time!
Though Lucky’s previous owners never came forward to claim their abandoned pup, at least this dog has a new lease on life.
Here’s hoping he finds a new home quickly, with owners who WON’T abandon him when the going gets tough!